Benefits of Membership

Take the Next Professional Step

Become a member of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV), a modern, progressive and innovative Institute solely representing over 1,000 Auctioneers and Valuers throughout Ireland. IPAV membership will assure you that your professional interests are well represented by a body that knows and cares about your profession. IPAV membership affords opportunities to meet, network and connect with fellow professionals and to gain from shared professional knowledge and experiences.

IPAV membership will enhance your professional standing, whether in your own community, in business circles or with financial institutions and other relevant bodies. Advice is always on hand from IPAV’s CEO, executive staff and Council Members, who are working for members throughout Ireland.

The positive benefits of membership far outweigh the negatives of not joining.

Compliance & Regulation: 

IPAV actively promotes industry excellence and compliance through raising awareness, standards and professional advancement. Through IPAV’s communication and compliance with the PSRA, current regulatory requirements are communicated to IPAV members.

Professional Recognition & Standing:

IPAV membership carries a professional quality assurance that is recognised throughout the property industry and by fellow professionals and the general public. Members are awarded the designatory letters MIPAV, and, with relevant valuation experience, can be awarded the designation Certified Valuer, MIPAV (CV).

Calendar of Events:

Throughout each year IPAV hosts a number of seminars, business and social events, courses and CPD’s, providing an ideal opportunity to interface with fellow members, develop skills and keep up-to-date with industry change and compliance.

European Valuation Standards & Recognition:

IPAV is a member of The Group of European Valuers’ Associations (TEGoVA), the pan European Association of professional bodies working for standards, ethics and quality in the real estate valuation market and representing the interests of qualified valuers from 60 fellow professional bodies throughout 32 European Countries.

The REV Status – The Mark of Excellence in Real Estate Valuation:

IPAV is the only professional Institute in Ireland which has awarding rights to administer the Recognised European Valuer (REV) status, as governed by TEGoVA. IPAV REV’s, like our 100,000 European counterparts, have adopted the 2012 European Valuation Standards of the “Blue Book”, recognised and accepted by both the Irish Central Bank and the European Central Bank as International Valuation standards. In 2016 when the new European Mortgage Directive is transposed into law by the Irish Government, Irish REV’s valuers will carry out “Blue Book” commercial valuations as the favoured valuation standard of the European Central Bank.

Fine and Decorative Arts Programme:

IPAV offers a number of Fine and Decorative Arts courses, run in association with the Irish Antiques Dealers Association. Courses include a full-time Diploma, a part-time evening Certificate and a number of specialised lecture series carried out throughout the year.

Education Programme:

IPAV offers an extensive education programme designed to meet the needs of those already working in the industry or related areas. Part-time courses include our Level 6 (120 ECTS) Higher Certificate in Real Estate (Valuation, Sale and Management). Access to this qualification can also be gained through our Recognised Prior Learning Route, allowing students to study remotely. Other courses include TEGoVA’s Recognised European Valuation programme, Property Lettings’, and multiple seminars and workshops covering a wide range of topics.

Regular Communication:

IPAV members receive an online monthly newsletter, a quarterly magazine “The Property Professional”, Hardback Annual Yearbook and Diary as well as regular emails and correspondence.

Social Media:

IPAV Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn accounts are connecting to over 1800 followers per month. IPAV’s online social presence helps to publicise and promote articles specific to our industry and relate relevant information and news, while making IPAV more visible to its members and the general public. IPAV has continued to build its brand awareness and brought its online footprint up to date with current marketing and advertising platforms, connecting to more and more people every day.


IPAV’s is continuing to grow as Ireland’s 3rd largest property portal with agents now advertising their property listings free of charge. A mobile version of the site offers a sleek, fast and user friendly experience and creates a greater online presence. Through IPAV’s partnership with NAR, all OnView listings are fed to, which greatly promotes properties to the international buyer.


The National Association of REALTORS®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing over 1.2 million members. IPAV’s partnership with NAR is the hallmark of our mutual commitment to strengthening professional development, standards and trade amongst our members.

Affinity Partnerships:

Exclusive group schemes, partnerships and affinity deals are available to IPAV members through our association with many leading companies.

Public Affairs & Lobbying:

IPAV is an influential body at legislative level and has been a key player in bringing about positive changes. Members are regularly invited to contribute to surveys and submit their views on consultation papers and reports that IPAV are involved with.

European Estate Agency Recognition:

IPAV members are automatically granted membership of The European Confederation of Real Estate Agents (CEI), which represents over 66,000 estate agents throughout 14 European countries. IPAV members are entitled to use the designatory letters MCEI.


IPAV’s website delivers an essential service to members and positions IPAV as a modern, progressive and innovative Institute representing Auctioneers and Valuers. This website acts as a membership and information portal, servicing members, potential members, students, the media and other stakeholders. IPAV feed active and regular communication through the site and members are strongly encouraged to access additional relevant material, including IPAV’s Practice Handbook, valuation templates, reports and brand logos available in the sign in area. Members can also engage and assist each other through the online members’ forum where the exchange of views and information can greatly help fellow members.

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